2013–14 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 2013–14

The 2013–14 Western Football League season (known as the 2013–14 Toolstation Western Football League for sponsorship reasons) will be the 112th in the history of the Western Football League, a football competition in England. Teams are divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division features three new teams:

Promotion applications to the Southern League[edit]

The four clubs that applied for promotion to Step 4 were: Brislington, Bristol Manor Farm, Hallen and Larkhall Athletic. Gillingham Town did not apply.[2]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Larkhall Athletic (C) (P) 40 34 5 1 114 33 +81 107 Promotion to SFL Division One South & West
2 Bristol Manor Farm 40 26 8 6 104 32 +72 86
3 Gillingham Town 40 23 7 10 87 47 +40 76
4 Odd Down 40 22 8 10 76 45 +31 74
5 Street 40 21 5 14 75 65 +10 68
6 Bitton 40 19 8 13 75 58 +17 65
7 Melksham Town 40 20 5 15 74 67 +7 65
8 Willand Rovers 40 18 6 16 69 63 +6 60
9 Sherborne Town 40 18 5 17 74 70 +4 59
10 Brislington 40 16 11 13 61 59 +2 59
11 Buckland Athletic 40 16 10 14 72 51 +21 58
12 Bridport 40 15 8 17 78 81 −3 53
13 Cadbury Heath 40 15 5 20 77 80 −3 50
14 Longwell Green Sports 40 11 14 15 52 69 −17 47
15 Hallen 40 11 11 18 55 75 −20 44
16 Slimbridge 40 12 7 21 53 70 −17 43
17 Winterbourne United 40 13 6 21 77 104 −27 042
18 Ilfracombe Town 40 10 3 27 47 93 −46 33 Resigned before the 2014–15 season
19 Bishop Sutton 40 8 8 24 47 92 −45 32
20 Radstock Town (R) 40 10 4 26 51 110 −59 031 Relegation to WFL First Division
21 Hengrove Athletic (R) 40 8 4 28 33 87 −54 28

Updated to games played on 5 May 2014.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Radstock Town were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Bishop Sutton on 10 August.
Winterbourne United were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Sherborne Town on 20 November.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

First Division[edit]

Division One will feature five new teams after the resignation of Shrewton United, and the transfer of Elmore to the South West Peninsula League:

Clubs that applied for a transfer to this division:

Other clubs that applied for promotion to this division:

Ashton & Backwell could only finish third in their league, with Minehead second,[3] but Ashton & Backwell were listed for promotion instead of Minehead in a League press release on 24 May, after Minehead failed the ground grading.[4] Chippenham Park and Wincanton Town were also listed.[5]

  • Cribbs Friends Life F.C. changed their name to Cribbs F.C. after losing the backing of their sponsors.[6]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bradford Town (C) (P) 42 32 6 4 143 43 +100 102 Promotion to WFL Premier Division
2 Shepton Mallet (P) 42 26 11 5 113 52 +61 89
3 Barnstaple Town 42 26 5 11 102 62 +40 83
4 Wincanton Town 42 23 8 11 116 70 +46 77
5 Cribbs 42 23 8 11 89 61 +28 77
6 Welton Rovers 42 21 11 10 82 56 +26 74
7 Corsham Town 42 20 10 12 62 71 −9 70
8 Wellington 42 18 10 14 65 64 +1 64
9 Almondsbury UWE 42 19 7 16 77 78 −1 64
10 Chippenham Park 42 19 6 17 64 72 −8 63
11 Devizes Town 42 19 7 16 71 72 −1 060
12 Roman Glass St George 42 16 5 21 78 91 −13 53
13 Calne Town 42 14 10 18 74 70 +4 52
14 Ashton & Backwell United 42 15 7 20 49 63 −14 52
15 Chard Town 42 14 9 19 56 58 −2 51
16 Wells City 42 14 8 20 63 75 −12 50
17 Cheddar 42 12 9 21 66 92 −26 45
18 Warminster Town 42 11 9 22 55 88 −33 42
19 Keynsham Town 42 12 6 24 56 94 −38 42
20 Westbury United 42 11 8 23 50 75 −25 038*
21 Oldland Abbotonians 42 5 10 27 54 104 −50 25
22 Portishead Town 42 5 4 33 34 108 −74 19

Updated to games played on 5 May 2014.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Devizes Town were deducted four points for fielding an ineligible player against Keynsham Town on 26 October (1 pt) and against Cheddar on 2 November (3 pts).
* Westbury United were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Welton Rovers on 11 January.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official statement from Plymouth Parkway FC". Plymouth Parkway FC. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adrian Foster: Gillingham Town's Calor Southern League promotion push is over". Western Gazette. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Street Reserves undone by Ashton & Backwell fightback". This Is Somerset. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Disappointed Minehead will try again next season". sportssouthwest. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Press release". Toolstation Western League. 24 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Doubt over future of Cribbs Causeway Friends Life football club, previously featured on Soccer AM". This Is Bristol. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

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